Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017

Bronx Fire: 100-Year-Old Apartment Building Scorched, 12 People, Including Young Children, Confirmed Dead

Bronx Fire Death Toll Reaches 12, Including A Baby

Thursday’s Bronx fire that scorched a century-old apartment building has already resulted to at least 12 confirmed deaths including that of a baby, making it New York City’s deadliest blaze in decades, a new report revealed.

Official updates from the New York Times said that at least 12 people were confirmed dead during the Bronx apartment building fire while four more were injured. Citing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the outlet also added two victims who sustained non-life-threatening injuries to the list of casualties in the destructive blaze. Based on breaking news update from the Associated Press, the death toll included that of a baby.

According to the New York Post, the deadly flame went ablaze at 2363 Prospect Avenue at around 7 p.m. and quickly escalated into a four-alarm fire. The New York City Fire Department immediately rushed to the scene, bringing over 160 fire fighters to extinguish the raging fire.

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Bronx Fire: 100-Year-Old Apartment Building Scorched, 12 People, Including Young Children, Confirmed Dead